Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Today was the first day of Junior Nimblefingers. We had 13 ladies and 12 younger ladies. 6 of our younger ladies were 1st timers so they spent the afternoon with Joyce learning the tools of the trade and trying some hand sewing. The other 6 younger ladies had all attended last summers Junior Nimblefingers and some had also attended our winter session. We had them practice on the sewing machine just to get a feel for it again. Then 3 of them began making pillowcases. One had a quilt top to sandwich and tie. One had a quilt top to finish. And one was ready to learn something new. Thank you so much to Marguerite and Pat for helping with the sewing machines, to Agnes who helped with the sandwiching/tying, to Winnie who helped with the quilt top, to Cathy M. for helping teach a new block pattern which will become a placemat and to Deb and Anne for being floaters wherever needed. Although it was a bit of a madhouse I think the kids all had a good time. As for the adults, we may need to take a nap and recover before our decisions come in. Unfortunately next week I will be missing--I'm going to visit my mother in Texas for a week. I'm sorry to miss the fun and excitement but I will return the following week.